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    SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE SAID

    There's more to this production than what's on the tiny stage. On opening weekend the audience contributed heartily, its comfortable mix of generations gathered to watch and learn from four Greek legends modernized by the youthful members of this enthusiastic ensemble. The cinematically written sketches, performed by the ...

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    SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE

    The differences between stage and film are wide and deep, but I think an argument can be made that L.A.'s intimate theatres have done a lot to blur that distinction—we're so close to the actors in some of these spaces that they don't often have ...

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    FALLING UPWARD!

    It begins on gossamer hopes, with sentimental language and an otherworldly look. But somewhere along this theatrical journey, meant to be a sweet fable of mutual understanding and good fellowship, matters devolve into the very stereotyping and name-calling it purports to abhor. Certainly this microcosm, created by playwright Ray Bradbury ...

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    VILLAGE WOOING

    It would be hard to find two more delightful and captivating commentaries on the dance between the sexes, both plays perfectly sized for their wit to work without cloying. The shared premise of these one-acts, featuring one couple apiece, is that the sexes will never know each other much better ...

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    3 Sisters

    In addition to a daunting three-hour running time in a teeny-tiny theatre, the pace of this particular production lapses with annoying frequency.

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    THE WOODEN BREEKS

    Wooden breeks is Scottish slang for wooden britches—in other words, a casket. It's an apt title for Glen Berger's mysterious dark comedy about premature burial. The irony, unfortunately, is that this play indeed feels premature in its staging, and that's what buries it. Berger's central ...

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    Iphigeneia at Aulis

    Presented by and at The Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark's Place, NYC, Nov. 8-Dec. 16.

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    THE PRICE

    It's hard to resist the pull of the timeless individuals in Arthur Miller's enduring 1968 work, The Price. Like other classic Miller characters, their power to mesmerize is born of an indelible familiarity. With their melancholy pasts and bitter resentments revealed layer by layer—with heartbreaking but simple ...

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    AFRAID TO LOOK DOWN

    Life-as-theatre provides a very large stage, and, because of its universality, an empathetic audience. Cullen Douglas takes control of one excruciating year of his life by sharing it in a painfully honest one-person show. He takes us from his wife's first labor pains through the first year of the ...